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Old 04-28-2007, 08:13 AM
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Go for trial. Since the hiatus of no access, a graduated regime may be appropriate but not used as a tool by one parent to deny a meaningful relationship. See this case on the judicial view a graduated regime for much younger children

K.J.B. v. S.M., 2006 ONCJ 87 (CanLII),(two children - ages 2, 4)

It is noted that the child is on the verge of being a teenager and therefore should be able to handle significant change in their life. Some examples of change every year they face - new teacher, new classroom, new class mates, new routine. The list is endless. No doubt the child knows their father, but this is no worse than having a family reunion with a long lost family member.

Read this thread with particular attention to the Johnson-Steeves v. Lee case. It may motivate "Dad" to not give up in his quest to have a meaningful relationship with his daughter. This case is somewhat relevant to your situation as a geographical distance between the parties and a clear sign by the courts that its great news to have a father!


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